Rani Lakshmibai

Rani Lakshmibai

Dangerous Woman: Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi -article by Jack Edwards   Born: 19 November 1828 in Varanasi, India Died: 18 June 1858 in Kotah-ki-Serai, near Gwalior, India   Early Life When she was born she was named Manikarnika Tambe. Her mother died when she was four years old. Her father, Moropant Tambe, worked in the […]

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

The Story Of Coco The Couturier who left behind a fashion legacy   She never told anyone who she was except that she was French. Her past remained unknown, hidden in shadows whilst her work spoke for her. From an orphanage, a convent at that, she came and changed the meaning of style and chic. She […]

Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman is Jack Edwards’ favourite. He acquaints us with it-

 

The Secret History of Wonder Woman: A Book by Jill Lepore

A sensational piece of writing, Jill Lepore’s award winning book is a marvellous journey through the history of what lead to the creation of one of the greatest comic book heroes in the world – Wonder Woman. Lepore’s begins with the early life of her creator, William Moulton Marston, recounting his youth and his time at university and how he was influenced by the women’s suffrage movement. It also delves into his early work in science and law, which lead him to develop a device which contributed to the invention of the lie detector.

Read more about The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

When Did Ganesha Chaturthi start?

He is the people’s favourite God. He is the carrier of hope, of happiness, of positivity and togetherness. Ganesha is the ideal example of how inner beauty and intelligence matters. With those two weapons he has taken over not only the Hindus who worship him but people from around the world.

Ganesh Chaturthi
Everyone’s favourite- Our Bappa

How did this multitalented God come to India’s rescue? Read more about Ganesh Chaturthi

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Women Aviators

Revolutionary Women In Aviation

Waking up to a surprising find in history today takes us down the memory lane 

Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan
The new picture which shows Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan

We woke up to a very surprising news today. This news seems to have solved many mysteries in one of the most famous disappearance cases. I am talking about Amelia Earhart. For those of you who don’t know who she is, Amelia Earhart was one of the many pioneers for women in aviation. She was born in 1897 and became an advocate for women’s rights and an author. She was also a pilot with big dreams. Amelia’s ultimate dream was to circumvent the earth via a plane.

On March 17, 1937 Amelia set off on her expedition around the world. Unfortunately something went wrong with the plane and the expedition was called off. But she wasn’t about to give up. Her second attempt took flight on 1st June 1937 from Miami, USA. Unfortunately for her on 2nd June 1937 she went missing. Her body nor her navigator’s body was ever found. The passengers along with the plane had disappeared into thin air.  Read more about Women Aviators

Citi Museum on Wheels

Museum on Wheels

Maharashtra’s Museum On Wheels

Mumbai’s favourite museum is bringing history to everyone

Citi Museum on Wheels
Old Prince of Wales Museum, now called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya (CSMVS) in Mumbai is undoubtedly the best museum in India.

Every visitor, professor and historian is all praises for it.

They make the past come alive and curate their content in the most beautiful of galleries. Read more about Museum on Wheels

Women's Fashion

Women’s Fashion in the 1940s

From Frilly Silk Skirts to Straight Classic Cuts

In the 1940s women’s fashion changed into something we can relate to today

Women's Fashion

The WW2 really tested everyone directly or indirectly. It influences us even today.

Clothes till the 1930s were made of silk with fancy zips and buttons. They had chains and multiple other fashions.

These clothes were often expensive and made to look affluent.

If people decided to wear such expensive clothes, what would be left for the troops living in the trenches? Read more about Women’s Fashion in the 1940s

Women in Wimbledon UK

Women In Wimbledon

Turning Behind Time In Wimbledon

The legacy of Women in Wimbledon

Women in Wimbledon UK
Wimbledon

There was a tennis club just out of London in the UK in Wimbledon. They wanted to buy a grass roller but had no money. They had heard of this idea of a competition where people paid to watch matches like in cinema theatres. What if they did that?

So, to afford a grass roller Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club started a men only competition. One seat cost 20 shillings.

21 men participated and it was a success!

They could definitely afford the roller now. But why stop this new stream of income? They decided to continue the competition. Thus my friends, Wimbledon Open was born.

Now a tube ride and a short bus trip takes you to the lawns. Over the years, the Wimbledon Club has shifted its premises.

Visiting Wimbledon is like arriving in royalty. The championship teems with elegance, tradition is the lifeline that lures us all.

If you take a tour of the grounds, it takes you through the art of court making and it’s maintenance. You can oversee the courts and sit in the audience stands at Centre Court.

When the championships are underway, there is a different story to tell. The entire premises are filled with people. And all in all during the championships in June, a cream strawberry is what is the talk of the week! Strawberries and cream is the famous food that captivates everyone. Cream and strawberries are freshly made from the people living in the vicinity. The strawberries ripen in June, perfectly in time for the championships.

The Wimbledon Museum shares the Championship’s complete story. The old rackets, tennis balls, advertisement’s and newspaper clippings are all on display. Let me tell you what is more captivating, there is also a display for the sport’s attire that Wimbledon has seen through the ages.

In 1884, Wimbledon open its doors to female players. It is also to year that they introduced the men’s doubles.

In this year, you can see how ego goes beyond money. Instead of 20 shillings for tickets, as was the normal ticket cost, the club sold tickets for 10 shillings for women’s matches. Preposterous indeed! Read more about Women In Wimbledon